Taking place on Saturday 22nd June, St Rocco’s Hospice Hike will start and finish at The Town Hall, Bank Park in Warrington.
There are 3 distances to choose from: 10km, Half Marathon, Full Marathon.
Last year 150 people took on the Hospice Hike challenge and collectively raised £28,000! Whether you took part last year and want to beat your time or challenge yourself to a longer distance or its your first time, you can join us to make a real difference.
"It was a blast, it was great fun and I met some great people on the hike who together made a great team. Starting and finishing at the Golden Gates on the front lawn gave it great publicity and made an event out of the day. People sat in the bars cheered us along as we passed through town centre on our return. The beer and massage at the end was very welcome."
David, Marathon Walker 2023
Specific route details and maps of the routes will be posted here soon. Each route will start and finish outside the Town Hall.
Choose your challenge distance, start your training and join us this summer for a day you will not forget raising funds for your local hospice. Training plans will be provided with useful hints and tips on how to prepare for the challenge.Close
You must be 16+ to take part in the half or full marathon challenge.
To participate in the 10km challenge you must be aged 12+.
All walkers aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. This Event will require a reasonable fitness level and training to reach the mileage chosen. The full marathon is exceptionally challenging.Close
St Rocco’s will welcome all hikers to Bank Park early Saturday morning. There will be food vendors on arrival for you to purchase breakfast before starting your exhilarating hike challenge. There will be a staged warm up before the marathon walkers set off, followed by half marathon and 10km. You will be provided with a map and directions to navigate the route. There will be marshals, checkpoints, water stations and toilets on the route.
Finally, when you cross the finish line, at the Golden Gates, you will receive an eco friendly medal to celebrate and remember your outstanding achievement. On your return to Bank Park there will be food and drink vendors (including a bar!) and entertainment. You can finally sit back, raise a glass and relax!Close
Bookings will open soon for this event. You will find the link to the online booking form at the top of this page. If you need to speak to the Fundraising team, you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01925 575780
Registration will cost £10 per person. This will include a bespoke event t-shirt collected pre-event and medal upon crossing the finish line.Close
By participating in the Hospice Hike you will complete a tremendous challenge. Your registration fee helps to cover the costs of running the event so it is your fundraising that will make a real difference to those in your community who need our care.
We suggest setting yourself a fundraising target of:
We will provide you with lots of fundraising tips and resources to support you in reaching your target.
When you sign up for the Hospice Hike a fundraising page will be automatically created for you through the fundraising platform, Enthuse. Online fundraising is the easiest way for people to sponsor you for your challenge. There are simple things that you can do to make the most out of your page. We recommend you personalise your page as much as possible by:
If you prefer to raise money in person, you can download and print a sponsorship form. Follow the link to download or please get in touch by phone at 01925 575780 or email email@example.com and we can post one out to you.
Here is an idea of what certain things cost at the Hospice and what your sponsorship could pay for:
Why not try out some of these ideas for your fundraising…
We are here to support you with your fundraising. Please get in touch if there is anything you need from us or want to chat through your fundraising plans. We would also love to find out why you are participating in this special event so please share your story!Close
Please read the terms & conditions of participation carefully before submitting your entry.
Registration is £10 per person.
You must register online, over the phone, or at St Rocco’s Hospice no later than midnight on Thursday 20th June. You will not be permitted to sign up on the day.
All sponsorship and fundraising raised as part of the event must be passed directly to St. Rocco’s Hospice.
The half and full marathon is open to persons aged 16 and above. The 10km distance is open to persons aged 12 and above. All walkers aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over (also registered to take part in the event) and St. Rocco’s has the right to refuse entry if these rules are not adhered to.
One adult may accompany a maximum of 4 children.
It is a condition of entry that you must wear your Hospice Hike T-shirt on the day.
Dogs are not permitted on this event.
Photos will be taken at the event and may be published on the St. Rocco’s website. Social media channels, and wider media outlets. You must inform St. Rocco’s if you would not like your photo to be used.
St Rocco’s Hospice reserve the right to cancel this event at any time. In the event of this happening, all participants will be informed via email and updates posted on social media. Refunds will only be given if the event is unavoidably cancelled by St. Rocco’s Hospice. If you cannot take part in the event once you have registered, you must contact the Fundraising Team on 01925 575 780 as soon as possible.
St. Rocco’s Hospice is committed to protecting your privacy. The data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018). We will not disclose or share personal information supplied by you, with any third party organisation without your consent.Close
We are looking for a number of volunteer marshals to support this event. If you are not interested in walking, then why not get involved by helping us to run the event. The roles will mainly be marshalling on route but there will also be roles on the start/finish line area before and after the walk.
Volunteering at a fundraising event is an excellent way to get involved with your community and learn new skills. Most importantly, it helps the hospice care for patients and their families.
Please complete the online booking form to register for this event. If you would like to speak to the Fundraising team please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01925 575780
If you are between the ages of 14-18 and would like to volunteer, you still can! You will just need permission from a parent / guardian and for them to join you on the day
"Really enjoyed myself, my colleagues on the day were all lovely and it was great to see people walking in memory of loved ones."
"It was brilliant being at a checkpoint & chatting to the hikers & giving support. It felt really appreciated."
"Thank you to everyone who took part. We thoroughly enjoyed our role and found it very rewarding being able to chat to the walkers at our check points and give support when necessary. Looking forward to the next one already."